The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax fiasco

The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax fiasco

Yesterday the Australian National Audit Officepublished a bombshell report into the collection of North West Shelf royalty revenue. ANAOfound that $5 billion worth of deductions were claimed by oil and gas companies despitemany of these deductions not being permitted on the Commonwealth royalty schedule. Theyalso found that it had been 17 years since the department …

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Disarming the lifeboat – Australia’s place in the world

Disarming the lifeboat – Australia’s place in the world

I recognise that election campaigns are mostlyargued on the basis of local issues that have direct impacts on our community, such thatthe phrase 'all politics is local' is considered self-evident. But some things are missed in our helter-skelterthree-year electoral cycle. The biggest gap in our national conversation is the placeof Australia in the world. Foreign …

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KAO THE KANGAROO ROUND 2 –

KAO THE KANGAROO ROUND 2 –

Kao! Come here! Help me! Well done, you racked up 50 stars and you have won a new skill. Now the landing area at a distance. Hey, Kao. You have to be after the long journey tired. I'll take you to a safe place where you can rest. Source: Youtube

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The Dreamtime – Northern Territory Aboriginals | Aborigines in Australia Documentary

The Dreamtime – Northern Territory Aboriginals | Aborigines in Australia Documentary

After two centuries of colonial tragedy the Austrilian aboriginals took control of their destiny. The Aboriginal land rights act as a signof political awareness which began in the sixty's. From then on the local population of claimedthe right to own their ancestral land nature reserves were created and were part managedby government institutions and aboriginal …

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2015 NSW Australian of the Year finalists

2015 NSW Australian of the Year finalists

Each year in New South Wales, fourremarkable people are chosen across four categories as nominees for theAustralian of the Year Awards. I want to see an Australia that opens its arms todiversity and inclusion. That recognizes everybody has something tooffer and you cannot underestimate a person's potential. When you get involved with afamily that's going …

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Australia’s Xtreme heatwave – The Feed

Australia’s Xtreme heatwave – The Feed

Well it was a scorcher this weekend in the eastern states let’s take a look at some of the weather around the country Meanwhile Adelaide recorded a minimum temperature of – And it wasn’t just the heat to worry about, there was some moisture Across NSW there were downpours of up to 100 mm of …

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